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Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 18/03/2023

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

The Bristol Rovers – Portsmouth duel in League One sees two teams in good form facing each other. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the match, along with some of our best Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth odds.

Free Betting Tips for Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth

If you can’t seem to decide on a bet for Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth, check our top betting predictions for this duel here:

Portsmouth to Win

Our first Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth prediction is for the visitors to secure the win. Bristol are stuck in mid-table, low on motivation and also very badly crippled (check the team news below for details). Bristol failed to win any of their last 6 home games (D2 L4). They also won just 1 of the last 6 H2H clashes vs Portsmouth (D2 L3).

BTTS

Portsmouth are on the verge of missing out on a top 6 finish mainly because of their sloppy defence. Pompey score plenty of goals themselves though. This is the main reason why our next Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth prediction is for both teams to score.

This has happened in all of the last 5 H2H when Bristol were hosts. Also, 4 of Pompey’s last 6 away matches had BTTS finishes.

Over 2.5 Goals

In natural continuation from the previous Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth prediction comes our next free betting tip. We think that there will be at least 3 total goals scored in this match. This was the case in all of the last 5 H2H clashes when Bristol were hosting. Also, Pompey went over 2.5 goals in 4 of the last 6 rounds.

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Lineups and Team News

Bristol Rovers

On Tuesday night Bristol lost 0-2 at home against Wycombe. The display was poor yet again and the Pirates failed to score for the third time in just their last 4 home matches. After suffering 6 defeats in the last 10 rounds (W2 D2) Bristol lost all hope to challenge for a promotion already.

Coach Barton has huge selection issues for the coming match, especially in midfield. Only this week it was confirmed that captain Coutts, the main playmaker, will miss the rest of the season. With Grant, Rossiter and Anderson already out + Finley doubtful due to illness Bristol hardly have any fit midfielders to pick from right now.

Those are not the only selection issues as Bristol’s options for the full-back positions are also restricted. The main left-back Anderton is out indefinitely as he battles cancer. The other regular full-back Hoole is touch-and-go due to illness. On top of that Gibbons sits this one out suspended.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth were way too strong for Accrington on Tuesday and they deservedly won 3-1 away to continue their strong run of form. With only 2 goals conceded in the last 6 rounds and just 2 points dropped Portsmouth are just about keeping their slim promotion chances still alive.

Pompey remain without 5 long-term absentees. Among them are the main left-back Swanson and the important inner midfielder Pack. For this one will be without the suspended striker Pigott too. He’s mainly used as an impact sub anyway. Not many changes to the lineup are expected as the gaffer believes in not touching a winning squad.

Form Charts and H2H Stats for Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth

Check below for more useful information for the Bristol Rovers – Portsmouth match:

Head to Head

05/08/23

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

1

20/08/22

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

3

1

24/04/21

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

0

16/02/21

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

3

1

26/10/19

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

2

2

Last Five - Bristol Rovers

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

0

1

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

3

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Reading

Reading

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

Last Five - Portsmouth

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wigan

Wigan

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

2

1

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

2

3

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

1

1

D

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

1

3

W

02/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

2

2

D

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth – Frequently asked questions

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth

  • What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is the Memorial Stadium in Bristol.
  • When is the match starting? The match is starting at 3:00 pm GMT on Saturday, March 18th.
  • Who is Portsmouth’s second-best goalscorer? That will be the centre-back Ogilvie with his 4 league goals.


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